Fonds GB 0210 MSNATHDYF - Nathan Dyfed Manuscripts

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Nathan Dyfed Manuscripts


  • [1700] x [1891] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

19 vols

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Jonathan Owain Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed', 1814-1891), author and 'eisteddfodwr', was born in the parish of Llanwinio, Carmarthenshire. Despite minimal education he became a noted poet, winning many eisteddfod prizes. He also translated some of Shakespeare's plays into Welsh.

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Scope and content

A collection consisting of poetry, translations, transcripts, etc. written or collected by Jonathan Owain Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed').

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 3271-3289.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

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Welsh, English

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: Nathan Dyfed Manuscripts.